Members of the Turkish army – archive
A Turkish soldier was killed and 4 others were wounded, on Tuesday, in a missile attack carried out by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), in the Al-Bab area, northeast of Aleppo.
The Turkish Dogan news agency said that the dead soldier was a first sergeant, adding that the attack was carried out with rocket launchers that were launched from the Manbij region, “under the control of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and the People’s Protection Units,” and targeted a base where the Turkish armed forces are deployed near the city of al-Bab.
Ankara responded by bombing the area from which the rocket launchers were launched with howitzers and multi-barrel rocket launchers.
And last Sunday night witnessed violent clashes between the Turkish forces and the factions loyal to them on the one hand, and the forces of the Manbij Military Council, on the other hand, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
SOHR sources stated that the Turkish army targeted the villages of Al-Arima, Al-Hajliya, Qart, Yaran and Al-Amanah, located in the countryside of Al-Bab Al-Sharqi city in Aleppo, with mortars and artillery from its base stationed in Sheikh Nasser village, east of Al-Bab city, which numbered nearly 100 artillery shells.